Last weekend was a whirlwind. On Saturday, my daughter and I left home for my art group meeting shortly after 8:00 am and got home after 4:00 pm. On Sunday, I spent the day with my son at a high school open house.
Let’s start with Saturday’s events. SAQA ( Studio Art Quilt Associates), one of my art groups had a regional meeting in a town that is over an hour’s drive away from my home. My daughter loves to attend art group meetings with me so brought her to this meeting.
The main agenda for the meeting was receiving artwork for a forthcoming exhibition that has been in the works for a while. As a member of the exhibition committee, I’d volunteered to help with receipt of work from the artists. So I got the job to safely put them away after registration. This call for entries was handled a bit differently. Usually, artists email images of their work to the juror for consideration but in this case they brought the physical work in. We agreed to do it this way because textile art is best appreciated seen.
After the meeting I had to stay behind with the rest of the committee and some more volunteers to hang the work in a way that the juror will be able to see each piece easily. That took a lot of team work and my daughter was super helpful. We were both exhausted by the time we got home.
I’m excited to say on Tuesday when the juror (Carol Padberg) went to see the works, she chose two of mine to be included in the exhibition. They are “Rhythm#1:Dancing” and “Piecing Beauty”. I’m happy for my ‘babies’, they get to be in a traveling show. This show will premier at the Guilford Arts Center on February 5, 2016 and then go to the Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich, CT and then travel to Northern California in the summer of 2017. They sure will be gone for a very long time.
And if you’re curious about the open house on Sunday, Let’s just say I can’t remember the last time I climbed up and down so many flights of stairs and traversed across a high school campus.
Hope all is well with you.